Financial Aid

Understand Student Aid - Educate Yourself

There are three types of federal student aid:

  • Grants—financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)
  • Work-study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school
  • Loans—borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest

Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form.

And remember, the first F in “FAFSA” stands for “free”—you shouldn’t pay to fill out the FAFSA form!

Upcoming Dates

The FAFSA is available October 1st.

Use the link above for the FAFSA Form.


School Codes for receiving your FAFSA information in our area:

  • Three Rivers College: 004713
  • Missouri State West Plains: 031060
  • Missouri State-Springfield: 002503